Fries made from turnips? Yup! If you’ve never tried a turnip, try it out now. These flavorful turnip fries are the ultimate way to get more vegetables on your table. Anyone else out there thinks that one of the best ways to eat vegetables is by making them into fries?
We know we\’re not alone in this! If you’re a parent, fries might be your secret equipment to getting your kids to eat more veggies. Plus this is Keto-friendly, so if you\’re on a diet and not in the mood to cook for your tots, this may be the best thing to lure them to the dinner table.
We do have very few turnip recipes here, but we absolutely love root veggies and we\’re really excited to share this recipe for a couple of reasons:
1) Fries are one of our favorite foods.
2) Turnips are so healthy!
Before we hop into the recipe, let’s chat about turnips for a quick second.
What are turnips and what do they taste like?
Turnips are a cruciferous vegetable with a creamy white bottom and light purple top. Like most ground vegetables, their peak season is fall-spring. They’re crunchy and have a bland taste, like a cross between a carrot and a potato.
You can eat them cooked or raw, peeled, or unpeeled. You can basically cook them any way you’d cook a potato — baked, mashed, stir-fried, or in soups and stews. Turnip greens are the same as mustard greens and taste delectable sautéed in butter or coconut oil with a little garlic, salt, and pepper.
Are turnips good for you?
Turnips are loaded with fiber and a variety of vitamins including vitamins A, C, E, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2, and folate, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and copper.
They’re also a fair source of phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus turnips are significantly lower in calories and carbs, which makes them a great snack option being on Keto.
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED FOR TURNIP FRIES
- 2 large turnips , peeled and chopped into a fry shape
- 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Greek Yogurt Dip(Optional)
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons ranch dip powder
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
HOW TO MAKE TURNIP FRIES
- While the turnips are baking, prepare the greek yogurt dip by adding Greek yogurt, ranch powder, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl.
- Serve turnip fries with Greek yogurt dip and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 343
- Sugar: 25g
- Fat: 15g
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fiber: 12g
- Protein: 7g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
We love this recipe of Turnip Fries and we know you will too. This is as easy as it gets, so what is your excuse now? Get yourself started today and Stay tuned for more such keto weight loss journeys, health content, and recipes! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for the daily dose of the Keto Lifestyle!